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Washington state bill would add prison time for drone crimes

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:18
If a drone aircraft is used for a crime, from running drugs to scoping a house for robbery, prosecutors would be able to seek an extra year in prison for the offenders under a bill now before Washington state lawmakers.

Sarah Schleper, Now Representing Mexico, Is Poised for a Second Run

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:18
Schleper, a longtime U.S. ski team member, is set to compete in the giant slalom of the Alpine world ski championships and hopes to establish a training base in Colorado for the Mexican team.






Gun regulation activists lobby for new legislation in Olympia

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:16
Activists hoping to repeal or amend Initiative 594 requiring background checks for private gun sales and transfers have been visible this year in Olympia, but supporters for further gun regulations packed a news conference Tuesday to support legislation that would build on the initiative.

Seahawks promote assistant coach Rocky Seto

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:16
The Seahawks announced this afternoon they have promoted assistant coach Rocky Seto to the title of Assistant Head Coach/Defense.
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:14

Kathleen Day, left, head of United Christian Ministry at Northern Arizona University, stands with Terri Crippes and Lori Lyon, right, maternal aunts of Kayla Mueller, before a press conference in Prescott, Ariz., Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


SpaceX Dragon capsule returns from space station

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:13
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made a parachute return into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, while high winds in Florida scrapped plans for the company’s Falcon rocket launch, NASA said. The Dragon capsule departed the International Space Station at 2:10 p.m. EST and splashed down about 260 miles (418 km) southwest of Long Beach, California, about 5.5 hours later. The Dragon is loaded with nearly 4,000 pounds (1,814 kg) of returning science experiments and equipment, including two faulty components from spacesuits that NASA wants to analyze before clearing astronauts for a trio of spacewalks later this month.

Asia shares subdued on Greek worries

BBC World News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:12
Asian markets traded mixed on Wednesday, with investors remaining cautious ahead of euro zone meetings over Greece.
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3 sentenced to prison in slaying of black man in Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:12

FILE - In this March 21, 2012, file photo, a Hinds County Sheriff's Department deputy directs Deryl Dedmon to a seat in a Hinds County court room in Jackson, Miss. Dedmon is one of three young white men who admitted they were out hunting black people to attack when they beat, ran over and killed a car plant worker in Mississippi's capital city were sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, to federal prison following a hate crimes investigation. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, Pool, File)JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three young white men who admitted they were out hunting black people to attack when they beat, ran over and killed a 47-year-old car plant worker in Mississippi's capital city were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison following a hate crimes investigation.


Hundreds pack Vermont Statehouse to debate gun bill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:11

FILE - This Jan. 15, 2015 file photo shows Gov. Peter Shumlin delivering his budget address at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. Hundreds of Vermont residents are expected to pack the state House chamber for a public hearing, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, on a bill that would impose new restrictions on firearms. Senate Bill 31 would expand background checks from retail to private gun sales, step up reporting about people deemed psychologically unfit to have a gun and add state jurisdiction to what is now just federal enforcement of a ban on convicted felons possessing guns. (AP Photo/Andy Duback, file)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Hundreds of Vermonters on Tuesday night debated proposed legislation that would expand background checks for gun buyers and impose other new firearms restrictions.


Native Americans gather in Montana to protest slaughter of Yellowstone bison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:09
Native American activists gathered in Montana's capital on Tuesday to protest the deaths of hundreds of Yellowstone National Park bison killed this year to ease the worries of Montana ranchers about a cattle disease carried by many park buffalo. The demonstration marked a week of protests over federal-state management of Yellowstone bison that entails culling the herd each winter when some animals cross from the park into neighboring Montana in search of food. "This is a new beginning to protect the bison and other wildlife in Indian country," Jimmy St. Goddard, a self-described spiritual leader of the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana, said in a telephone interview from outside the Montana Capitol in Helena.

Prison health provider agrees to changes in California

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:06
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - One of the largest U.S. for-profit prison healthcare providers has agreed to change how it staffs California jails, part of a settlement announced on Tuesday that ends a wrongful death lawsuit against the company. Corizon Health, a privately held firm which services more than 345,000 inmates in 27 states, was sued in 2011 after an inmate in Alameda County, California, outside San Francisco, died in jail. The inmate's family accused Corizon of failing to properly diagnose the inmate, who suffered from alcohol withdrawal and was allegedly beaten by guards. Corizon and Alameda County also agreed to pay $8.3 million, which the attorneys called the largest single civil rights wrongful death settlement in state history.

Burger King released from suit claiming needles in sandwich

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:05

FILE - In this 2009 file photo provided by Tanya Bartholomew, her husband, former army soldier, Clark Bartholomew, carries their son Aric at Fort Drum, N.Y. A settlement has been reached in Bartholomew’s lawsuit over needles in a Burger King sandwich purchased at a Hawaii Army base. (AP Photo/Tanya Bartholomew, File)HONOLULU (AP) — A retired soldier who filed a lawsuit saying there were needles in his Burger King sandwich has reached a settlement with the fast food chain, his lawyer said.


Judge won’t toss lawsuit by man police shot 16 times

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:05
U.S. District Judge Richard Jones, in a 31-page order issued Friday, denied the state’s request to dismiss an excessive-force claim, citing conflicting versions of what occurred.

That's rich: Man is broke enough to travel the world

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:04

And he wants all the varied experiences the world has to offer.

       

That's rich: Man is broke enough to travel the world

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:04

And he wants all the varied experiences the world has to offer.

       

Obama to Seek War Power Bill From Congress, to Fight ISIS

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:02
The Obama administration has informed lawmakers that the president will seek an authorization that would prohibit “enduring offensive ground forces” and limit engagement to three years.

New York City Police Officer Is Said to Be Indicted in Shooting Death of Akai Gurley

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:01
The indictment against Officer Peter Liang, who shot the unarmed 28-year-old in Brooklyn last year, includes one count of manslaughter and one count of criminally negligent homicide, an official said.






Snickers transforms 'Sports Illustrated' to Super Irritated

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:01

Who is that model on the back of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition?

       

Kayla Mueller’s Parents Receive Photos of Her Body From ISIS

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:01
The Islamic State, which had held Kayla Mueller captive since August 2013, sent her parents at least three photographs of her corpse as proof of death.






As Snow Piles Up in Boston, So Do Frustrations With Beleaguered Transit System

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 09:59
Record snow in Boston the past 17 days has exposed the vulnerabilities of the debt-ridden Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, as numerous breakdowns and delays have occurred.